Dr. Herbert Stepic, Member of the Board of VEF, European Manager of the Year 2007
European Business Press
voted for CEO of Raiffeisen International
The European Business Press (EBP) presented the "European Manager of the Year 2007 Award" to Herbert Stepic, CEO of Raiffeisen International and Member of the Board of Vienna Economic Forum at its General Assembly in Sopot, Poland, yesterday evening.
received this highest award granted by European business journalists for his
outstanding work developing his
company into one of the major players in the central and eastern European banking world.
As CEO of Raiffeisen International
and Deputy Chairman of the Managing Board of majority shareholder Raiffeisen Zentralbank Österreich AG (RZB), both based in Vienna, Austria, he
was and still is considered a pioneer in Central and Eastern Europe.
The first Raiffeisen joint venture started operations 20 years ago in Hungary, almost three years before the democratisation process started in Central and Eastern Europe with the fall of the Iron Curtain.
vision and using his
was responsible for forming a unique grid of subsidiaries for RZB
and Raiffeisen International
far beyond the Austrian borders.
steers banks and leasing companies in 16 markets of the region with around 2,900 offices and more than 53,000 employees.
Since its IPO in April 2005 the price of Raiffeisen International
shares has more than tripled.
"The European Business Press Award crowns the recognitions Raiffeisen and I were glad to receive in the recent past", Herbert Stepic
referred to a series of regional "Best Bank Awards" and personal decorations, among them "Man of the year" by the Austrian business magazine "trend" at the end of 2005.
"I receive this award also on behalf of my board colleagues and our excellent staff ", he
And Herbert Stepic
is seen as the main driver of this process".
Herbert Stepic started his professional career after graduating from Vienna's University for Economics and Business Administration in 1972.
One year later he joined RZB, where he started to develop the international business of the bank.
He became a Board Member in 1987 and Deputy Chairman of RZB's Managing Board in 1995.
In 2001, he additionally became CEO of Raiffeisen International.
is 60 years old, married and father of two sons.
Große Geburtstagsfeier für Herbert Stepic
Der Generaldirektor der Raiffeisen International
Bank-Holding AG, Herbert Stepic
, feierte zu Silvester 2006 seinen 60.
Dr. Herbert Stepic
, Deputy Gen.Dir.
, CEO Raiffeisen International